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What Are Concentrated Solar Power Plants?

Solar thermal can be split into two different types; solar thermal energy systems (heating/hot water) and concentrated solar power plants (electricity production). This article looks at what concentrated solar power (CSP) actually is. If you would like information on solar thermal heating instead, you can find this here. What is [...]

2019-11-16T13:46:50+00:0016-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Storage for advanced concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Ellen B. Stechel, a professor of practice in the School of Molecular Sciences and co director of ASU LightWorks®, received $3.3 million for a project to develop long term storage for advanced concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants. Year round, day and night, on demand power generation is the next solar [...]

Fire halts construction at Chile’s first Concentrated Solar Power tower

A fire broke out Tuesday at the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP project, currently under construction in Chile's Atacama desert, the developer said on Twitter. The fire was spotted at 20:00 local time Tuesday at the top of the 250-meter receiver tower, development company Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of [...]

Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first Concentrated Solar Power plant

Modular Concentrated Solar Power developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Concentrated Solar Power with storage can meet mining operators' demand needs. Vast Solar's quest to [...]

Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power among top ten most influential renewable energy projects, according to PMI

ACCIONA took part in the design and construction of the Noor I CSP plant  (160 MW) that is part of this complex in the province of Ouarzazate, Morocco.   The Noor Ouarzazate energy complex, which includes the Noor I CSP plant that was designed and constructed by ACCIONA together with [...]

NREL Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop a Long-Duration Thermal Energy Storage Technology

ARPA-E has challenged researchers to innovate a storage technology that can be deployed in almost any location and charge and discharge electricity, at a low fixed cost per cycle, for up to 4 days. 

The DAYS (Duration Addition to electricitY Storage) challenge is to supply an unmet market need – [...]

2019-11-14T13:36:58+00:0014-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Why Smaller Might Be Better for Concentrated Solar Power

Despite its big potential, concentrated solar power remains one of the most expensive mainstream options for generating renewable power. Rather than trying to catch up through technological breakthroughs, however, the CSP industry should turn to lower-hanging fruit. That's the view of Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar, Spain's solar thermal electricity [...]

How to Commercialize sCO2 With Concentrated Solar Power?

The goal of this RFI is to assess how we can accelerate the commercialization of sCO2 integration with CSP. Today, the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a new request for information (RFI) about the integration of advanced supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles and thermal energy storage with concentrating [...]

2019-11-13T09:16:16+00:0013-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Greece MINOS 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project EPC contract awarded

On November 11, Athens time, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a state visit to Greece, had face-to-face conversation with Greek Prime Minister Mizutakis in Athens. And after the meeting, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Mizotakis witnessed the text exchange of Greece MINOS 50MW CSP project financing [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Abengoa increases revenues and profitability

Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, announces financial results for the third quarter of 2019. One of the areas of focus for Abengoa’s management is safety in the workplace. In this sense, in the first nine [...]

2019-11-12T11:17:17+00:0012-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Abengoa reaches a new milestone in its first concentrated solar power project in China

The synchronization of the turbine of the Luneng Haixi 50 MW solar thermal power plant, located in the Qinghai province, was carried out. Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has successfully carried out the synchronization [...]

US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost [...]

Sahara sun could ensure cleaner future

Harnessing the powerful sunlight over the Sahara Desert could provide renewable energy that reduces carbon emissions and provides fresh economic value to the largely deserted area, analysts said. As global energy demand increases, scientists are looking more seriously at how to convert the scorching heat of the Sahara — [...]